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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan is bound for home

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During the past three months, the Charles W. Morgan has pulled into numerous ports up and down the Northeast coast, but this week it is headed home. The last wooden whaleship in the world, at the tail end of its 38th voyage, is set to dock at Mystic Seaport’s Chubb’s Wharf on Aug. 6, when […] [Read More]
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Mark Twain House to add some chill to summer’s sizzle

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Months ahead of the traditional season of chills, the Mark Twain House will offer two days of ghost tours this month to give visitors a chance to learn more about the site’s more mysterious history. This historic homestead has already been investigated by a number of paranormal researchers, the results of which will be shared […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Dan Naturman moves to semifinals of ‘America’s Got Talent’

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A second week of quarterfinal competition gets under way on America’s Got Talent Tuesday night, following last week’s culling, during which stand-up comic Dan Naturman, who grew up in Stamford, learned he would be moving through to the semifinals. The next round of the competition is scheduled to air Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5 and 6 […] [Read More]
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Shelton actress appears in indie flick ‘Welcome to New York’

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Pictured: Shelton actress Anna Lakomy attended the screening of “Welcome To New York at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Since launching her acting career in early 2012, Anna Lakomy has built an impressive resume, appearing in or helping to produce more than 30 independent films and student projects. All that work has paid off: In […] [Read More]
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Connecticut band Speedy Ortiz plays Pitchfork Fest

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Pictured: Sadie Dupuis, of Washington, is currently on tour with her band, Speedy Ortiz (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns) Connecticut indie rock band Speedy Ortiz has had a huge year and a half, piling up accolades for “Major Arcana,” their debut album, and touring through Europe and North America. The band, which includes lead singer Sadie […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Hays is happy

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Gathering of the Vibes founder Ken Hays said he was “happy and relieved and thoroughly exhausted as the 19th edition of the festival moved toward the finish line. “But,” he added, “I’m emotionally inspired.” Hays was happy that his huge event ran without any major glitches and, more importantly, the weather cooperated. “I went to […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Puppet love

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Four-year-old Max Dembowski wasn’t sure what to make of the three mythical creatures — the Green Man, Woody the Wood Elf and Tango Tina Marie, a fairy – that made their way through Seaside Park Sunday. “Go up and take a picture with them!” his mother, Vanessa Dembowski, said. Max approached hesitantly. Then, the creatures […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Pete Francis of Dispatch

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Pete Francis could’ve taken a golf cart ride back to the Media Tent for an interview with his band, Dispatch. Instead, he decided to go on foot. “It’s a beautiful day out,” he said. “Let’s walk.” Francis, who headlines the Gathering of the Vibes with his band, Dispatch, on Sunday, is one of the biggest […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Donna the Buffalo

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Pictured: Tara Nevins of Donna the Buffalo (Photo/Brian A. Pounds) An overlooked gem at the Gathering of the Vibes is the Green Vibes Stage, which is located right off the water behind the food court. Sunday was a perfect day to catch performances there as the breeze off Long Island Sound was very refreshing on […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes: School of Rock

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Today marks Jeremy Staffa’s last performance with the School of Rock. The recent Staples High School graduate is excited for college, but there’s a part of him that wants to repeat senior year. “It’s bittersweet,” Staffa, a guitar player, said before his afternoon set with the School of Rock Fairfield house band Sunday. “It’s the […] [Read More]